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We have just handed over four new wheelchair adaptable bungalows in St Helen Auckland as the latest part of a £54m investment in affordable housing by County Durham Homes Group.


The two-bedroom bungalows have been built for County Durham Housing Group on a vacant site in Davis Avenue, near the heart of St Helen Auckland. All four bungalows will be available for affordable rent with the first tenants due to move into their new homes within days.


The Davis Avenue properties are the latest part of County Durham Housing Group’s 545 home new-build programme to be completed. The four-year programme, which began in 2017, will cover more than 20 sites in communities stretching from rural Weardale to the Durham coast. Already over 60 families have moved into their new homes.


Featuring the latest standards in heating and insulation, the bungalows will provide substantial savings for tenants; particularly when compared to older, private rented properties. All four have been built with features such as wider doors and level access that will allow them to be easily adapted for wheelchair users.


Wayne Harris, our Senior Contracts Manager, said: “We are delighted to have completed another successful project with County Durham Housing Group that has been provided for the benefit of the local community. Our craftspeople are all locals to the County and so it feels special to be involved in this much needed project. We are pleased to be continuing our relationship with the Group, building houses at Peterlee and hope to do more in the future.”